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More than half of U.S. public school students are children of color, while most of their teachers are white. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

4 ways to get more Black and Latino teachers in K-12 public schools

Teacher turnover is higher among Black and Latino teachers than white teachers. An education policy expert explains what schools can do to reverse the trend.
A demonstrator writes a message in chalk at the corner of Florence and Normandy avenues in Los Angeles. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Teachers in South Central LA who had personal ties to the neighborhood made better connections with students

A sociologist asked public high school teachers to draw maps of the neighborhood where they teach. Those with more detailed maps also made stronger cultural connections with their students.
In-person learning can start as long as schools operate safely, says the CDC. Jon Cherry/Getty Images

How can all schools safely reopen?

In-person learning can safely resume as long as schools take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Amanda Gorman’s poetry shows why spoken word belongs in school

The rise in the popularity of Amanda Gorman, the nation's first National Youth Poet Laureate, represents a prime opportunity for educators to use spoken word poetry in the classroom.
There are very few qualified female teachers in schools in northern Nigeria. shutterstock

Scholarships alone are not enough to get more qualified female teachers into Nigeria’s schools

Colleges of education must have increased resources to improve training. They must also address gender-specific issues such as childcare provision, accommodation and sexual harassment.

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